It seems that every six years, the astral body that is Mouse on Mars comes close enough to earth to drop a full-length album. We are about to witness one of those events with a new album arriving this spring, following 2012’s Parastrophic and 2006’s Varcharz. Entitled Dimensional People, it saw the duo of Andi Toma and Jan St. Werner team up with a stellar cast of contributors, including Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, Zach Condon of Beirut, Spank Rock, Aaron and Bryce Dessner and Lisa Hannigan, amongst many more.
The record, and as the press release describes, “reveals them working deep within their own vernacular, digging into fertile terrain of their inexhaustible vault of digital and acoustic experimentation, and charismatically making elemental components new again”. Inspired by Chicago footwork, Dimensional People “is a conceptual puzzle composed around one harmonic spectrum within one rhythmic scheme, mostly in the tempo of 145bpm.”
The album is set for release on April 13th through Thrill Jockey and Mouse on Mars have already shared a first taste of it, ‘Dimensional People Part III’. Take a listen now.